Maple Box with Cocobolo Accents

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Project by cajunpen posted 07-02-2014 01:45 AM 1623 views 4 times favorited 12 comments Add to Favorites Watch

This is a box that I started a couple of years ago and finally got around to finishing. The box is Tiger Maple and measures 8”x5”x4” high, The Hinges are Cocobolo and pegged with Maple. I used some Cocobolo for the lid handle and the Dovetail Splines. I used Suede Tex for the bottom and Redwood for the interior divider. I dug out my Kehoe Dovetail jig for the Inserts, but was unable to mount it to the back side of the box because the big wooden hinges got in the way. Not 100% happy with the outcome, but it is a decent box that I will give to someone :-)).

-- Bill - "Suit yourself and let the rest be pleased."

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#1 posted 07-02-2014 02:57 AM

Some lucky individual should be very happy with that gift.

-- Lee - Northern idaho~"If the women don't find you handsome, at least they ought to find you handy"~ Red Green

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#2 posted 07-02-2014 03:39 AM

You’ve got some really cool features going on there, Bill, especially those splines.

-- Charlie M. "Woodworking - patience = firewood"

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#3 posted 07-02-2014 04:02 AM

It’s a beautiful box Bill. You can give it to me , then I can copy your hinges.

-- Dave, Downers Grove, Il. -------- When you run out of ideas, start building your dreams.

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#4 posted 07-02-2014 04:12 AM

a nice start in the box directions, a few hints, your hinges will do your project much more if you get them smaller and on your lift, if you can get your fingers under it , that would feel better…just giving a few hints,look at others boxes and get some idea changes from them

-- GRIZZMAN ...[''''']

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#5 posted 07-02-2014 04:20 AM

Are you getting the box building bug Bill? Very nice. Hope to see more

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#6 posted 07-02-2014 09:30 AM

Very nice work and I agree with DoubleDD… those hinges. Good job.

-- Use it up, Wear it out --------------- Make it do, Or do without!

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#7 posted 07-02-2014 11:16 AM

Great looking box, Bill…...........Jim

-- Jim Jakosh.....Practical Wood Products...........Learn something new every day!! Variety is the Spice of Life!!

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#8 posted 07-02-2014 06:48 PM

Great design, love the wood hinges

-- Wood and Glass they kick (well you know) Have a great day - Dug

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#9 posted 07-03-2014 12:04 AM

Great looking box! I love the contrast between the woods!

-- Dean -- "Don't give up the ship -- fight her 'till she sinks!" Capt James Lawrence USN

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#10 posted 07-03-2014 12:14 AM

If you have the box building bug and the wooden hinge bug, all is lost! I haven’t found a cure yet.

Nice job and I really like the dovetail splines.

-- " I'll try to be nicer, if you'll try to be smarter" gfadvm

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#11 posted 07-03-2014 11:26 AM

It’s all beautiful and I especially love the hinges.

-- Whatever you find to do with your hands, do it with all your might,... because there is no work in the grave...Ecclesiastes 9:10

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#12 posted 07-08-2014 08:35 PM

I like the wood combos, hinges, and all the other gr8 details you put into this. Very nice box

-- Roger from KY. Work/Play/Travel Safe. Keep your dust collector fed. [email protected]

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